You haven’t seen grilled cheese sandwiches like this before—or you have—if you were lucky enough to eat at Eric Greenspan’s The Foundry on Melrose back in the day. Missed it? No worries. Highfalutin cheese plates weren’t Eric’s thing, but creative, ever-imaginative grilled cheese sandwiches definitely were—and are—as you’ll see in Eric’s The Great Grilled Cheese Book.
For adventurous cooks, Eric explains how to make every element of an over-the-top grilled cheese, from cheese to jams to pickles. If you’re not such an adventurous cook, but have an adventurous palate, you’re covered too. Skip the homemade cheese, chutney, relish, or short ribs. There’s plenty here for grilled cheese lovers who are better at shopping than cooking. Half of the imagination is in how Eric puts these grilled cheese sandwiches together: flavor combos and unlikely pairings, sauces and marmalades, sweet and savory glazes, roasted meats, the most amazing-sounding chutneys. Eric’s point is that grilled cheese sandwiches should be fun. Making these grown-up versions should be fun, too.